Bolivia: Best-kept Secret of South America | Yampu Tours

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South America’s best-kept secret

Bolivia: best-kept secret of South America, landlocked in the heart of the continent. Visitors may partake of Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world; the Amazon jungle; the huge salt flats of Uyuni; or the beautiful colonial cities of Sucre and Potosí. La Paz, the highest capital in the world, has the feeling of an Andean town with some indigenous women still wearing traditional costumes. Bolivia, the “Tibet of the Americas,” has very diverse ecological zones, ranging from the Altiplano to Amazonian rainforests. Our most popular Bolivia tours visit La Paz and Lake Titicaca as well as the Uyuni Salt Flats, one of the greatest wonders of the world.


Be in the know before you go


A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.

US citizens require a Visa to enter Bolivia. If you decide to apply for a visa before arrival, the fee is 160USD. Please contact the Bolivian consulate directly, or use the services of a visa processing company/ You may also obtain a visa on arrival at Bolivian ports of entry, such as at Bolivian international airports and at land border crossings.  New visa requirements state that unaccompanied minors to Bolivia must present an official Parental Authorization and Consent Certificate duly provided by the appropriate authorities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert for countries and territories where Zika virus has been found. If you are pregnant or plan to be pregnant, please consult your doctor before traveling to these countries. For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Bolivia please visit the CDC Website, then use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.

During the rainy season (November to March) the Uyuni salt flats get flooded, making it sometimes difficult to visit the area and also cross from Bolivia to Chile or vice-versa. Please consult with your Yampu Tours Consultant if you plan to travel to Uyuni between those dates.

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